See You in Clayton!
We look forward to coming together at the scenic 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, New York for the first conference including all three districts that are the future CNY Rotary. It will be a fantastic weekend getaway with opportunities to learn new ways to serve our communities, great food and drink, and time to connect with one another.
We hope you will come out to get inspired, meet new people and have a lot of fun!


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Pesos for Polio! A portion of all drink sales go to End Polio, learn about our progress towards eradication, and enjoy seeing old friends and meeting new. Starts at 5pm and feel free to dress festively!


Breakfast starts at 7:30am and the program will kick off at 9am. We'll spend the morning hearing from local organizations doing great work, with all three districts sharing some key projects from their areas. Then in the afternoon attendees will have free time to shop, taste and see the beautiful riverside community. We will reconvene for a happy hour at 5pm, followed by our evening's gathering. We will celebrate Youth Exchange and get the latest from CNY Rotary at dinner.


After breakfast we will remember Rotarians we have lost at the memorial service, following by a look ahead to the next conference, then say, "See you soon!" Conference will be a wrap by 11am.


If you still need to pay for your registration, please do so right away.
Contact registrar Peter Cardamone at if you have questions or need help.
The House of Friendship is a space for exchanging information and resources, as well as socializing and making connections during breaks and downtime at conference. This year's space is limited and the few tables that are available have been assigned out to programs and committees, including (not a complete list):
Veterans Services
ShelterBox USA
CNY Books for the World
CNY Rotary Youth Exchange
CNY Rotary Steering Committee
D7150 ESRAG & Environment Club
CNY Watershed Project
Fundraising to Support Ukraine
CNY Rotary Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

There will be half of a table available for clubs to share flyers or business cards.
Please consider printing your flyer four-to-a-page so they are small  or just provide one with a QR code that people can scan for more information. The space will be VERY limited and we want to be respectful of that so everyone who wants to can be there.
These flyers could be to promote a club service project, event or fundraiser, or to invite others to visit your club!
For questions about House of Friendship, contact Lizzy Martin at
Speaker Samuel Rowser with On Point for College
Sam has spent his career helping students get into college and other post-secondary opportunities. As Executive Director of On Point for College since 2016, Sam oversees a staff of thirty and over a hundred volunteers, all serving thousands of students and career aspirants in a six-county region of Central New York.
After graduating from Corcoran High School in Syracuse, Sam joined the US Marines as an Airwing Supplyman, stationed in North Carolina. He later came back to his hometown and found his calling assisting students with financial aid advice while a student himself at Onondaga Community College. While working as a Career Development Specialist at the Southwest Community Center, Sam met On Point for College founder Ginny Donohue and became the first employee of On Point. Ginny saw Sam’s commitment to his community and his talent in speaking to students, helping them wade through the complexities of financial aid, but also instilling in them a respect for education and what it could do for their future. Through Sam’s hard work, On Point grew from serving a few dozen students a year, to seeing almost a thousand On Point students graduate with a credential in 2022 from schools across New York State and around the nation. Sam holds an AS in Business Administration from Onondaga Community College, and a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from Columbia College, and a MBA also from Columbia College.
Speaker Tiffany Rush with On Point for College
Tiffany is On Point for College’s Director for Advancement and Completion. She currently leads Oswego County outreach efforts to school districts, community organizations, and government agencies and supervises an Oswego County-based Advisor. Tiffany has worked for On Point since 2009, working her way up from Advisor to directing programs. She has 18 years of additional experience in directing college academic and nonacademic student services programs. Tiffany has held leadership positions with the Kirk Park Colts Association, Southside Community Coalition, the Sisters Empowering Sisters Youth Conference, the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and the Statewide Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program Conference (CSTEP). She holds a BA from Syracuse University and an MS in Higher Education from Le Moyne College.
Sam Beck-Andersen, Associate Director of Invasive Species Programs
Sam Beck-Andersen oversees, develops and administers invasive species prevention and management programs across the 17 county Finger Lakes region as the Coordinator for the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM). 
Hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva NY, PRISM is a program that leverages a wide network of partners and stakeholders to address invasive species in the Finger Lakes Region. Efforts are coordinated with local and state agencies such as NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Parks, NY Ag and Markets, county water quality agencies, lake associations, and others to help conduct research, planning, surveying, mapping, control, restoration, and monitoring of priority invasive species infestations.
At conference, we will learn about invasive species in our region, management practices and programs, and how Rotary members can become involved with regional efforts to stop the spread of invasive species. While Sam works with the Finger Lakes division, there are PRISM programs throughout CNY Rotary!
Speaking on CNY Rotary Saturday Night
Melissa Ward Rathbun (shown on left), Past District Governor of District 7190 and CNY Rotary Steering Committee Chair, and Lizzy Martin (shown on right), 2024-25 CNY Rotary President hailing from District 7150, will be both the entertainment and information for you following dinner Saturday evening with another update on the progress towards forming CNY Rotary.
CNY Rotary will be new name of our region starting July 2024, when the current districts 7150, 7170 and 7190 (all of whom are invited to this conference) will become one. And it's a lot of work to meld all of our resources, our people and our traditions that is being done by a lot of Rotarians from the three districts. You will get the latest news and learn how you can help out too!
Things To Do in Clayton
Saturday afternoon will provide free time for exploring this beautiful, riverside community!

Saturday Afternoon Boat Tour 
Join us for an intimate, narrated boat tour as we travel along the St. Lawrence Seaway Shipping Channel in the Heart of the 1000 Islands!
$27 per person - cash or check paid at conference check-in
Limited to 60 passengers - first come, first served, no holds, weather permitting
Click here for more details
Antique Boat Museum
Walkable - approximately ½ mile OR plenty of parking
Click here for a special offer for conference attendees!
Downtown Shopping
Along Riverside Drive, right near the hotel, you can walk through the shopping district
Click here for shops and info

Wineries / Distilleries
Coyote Moon on the River
524 Riverside Dr. Clayton
Located downtown (0.2 mile from hotel)
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Coyote Moon Vineyards
17371 East Line Rd., Clayton
(4 miles from hotel)
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Clayton Distillery
40164 NYS Rt 12, Clayton
(2 miles from hotel)
12:00 noon to 5:00 PM

Clayton Country Club – 9 holes

LA Golf Course – 9 holes

Natali’s C-Way Resort & Golf Club – 18 holes
Only if you are coming early Friday...
Thousand Islands Museum

312 James St., Clayton
Only open on Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00AM to 4:00 PM